Originally Posted by captsbasu
hey just finished a 10 minute test on prime 95 for 4.5ghz @ 1.245V,max temp 87C, safe enough,can I do better with the temps??
Sorry, not exactly sure what you are asking. 87c is relatively high for temps. You can go up to about 95c just as the guide says, but I like to keep my max stress testing temps for my 24/7 overclock closer to 80c.
You have an H80 cooler right? Those temps seem a little high, might be a poor cooler mount, or just a chip with higher temps because of bad Intel glue application. I would check to see if you could get a better cooler mount or TIM application.
Originally Posted by vnaut
I'll try switching from XMP to manual and putting in stock settings for my RAM. Where in the Event Viewer can I see type of WHEA error?
More specifically, I know where to find the WHEA errors (Applications > Windows > Kernel-WHEA), but at a cursory glance I couldn't find under properties the type.
Also, as an aside, I blue screened almost immediately at firstname.lastname@example.orgGhz when I ran P95. I figured this was because of the chip, not RAM settings.
Don’t know if it is your ram or anything else, it is just rather high to need almost 1.2v for 4.2. I just thought it was worth starting fresh with everything just to double check.
I have a warning box pop up for anything that shows up under Administrative Events in the Event Viewer which includes any WHEA warnings. Nothing should show up in there, unless you know the cause and know it is not anything significant.
Originally Posted by Boomstick68
I just can't figure this ivy bridge overclocking out. I had no problems with sandy bridge. I follow the guides but the offset thing is holding me back. If I let the system do the work and just change the mp, 47 for example, the system wants to run the cpu at 1.48v which I know is way too high even on water.. But then I try to offset and I get lost in translation. I just let AI Suite II auto tune to a crappy 4.2. I know I have the hardware for a better OC but I can't figure out this one.
It is rather easy if you follow the guide and use the settings. You need to use manual voltage first and find the minimum vCore needed to stabilize your chosen multiplier. Then, when you know you are stable, and know you want that to be your 24/7 overclock you can switch to offset.
Your offset = manual vcore – your most common VID under load.